The Paper Bag Players will present Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!, a new theater production for families, at The Jewish Museum on Sunday, March 18 at 2 pm.
About the show: "From a paper bag dragon and the superhero Amazing Amy to a magic paintbrush, Laugh! Laugh! Laugh! will have children and adults alike giggling, chuckling, guffawing and roaring for more."
Happy stories, the famous Paper Bag sets and costumes, and music to sing and dance along with are part of a merry mix that makes this show perfect for the child in everyone. "We all wanted a show that was funny from beginning to end," explains director Ted Brackett. "The show still reflects our young audience's concerns, their dreams and even some of their worries but we take such a lighthearted, happy approach to the themes, the show will not only put a smile on their faces but might even have them rolling in the aisles." Laugh! Laugh! Laugh! was created by Paper Bag Players cast members Ted Brackett, Laura Canty-Samuel, John Stone, Amy Walsh and Kevin Richard Woodall, with sets by John Peck and music composed by John Stone.
Tickets for Laugh! Laugh! Laugh! are $20 per adult; $15 per child; $17 adult Jewish Museum family level member; and $13 child Jewish Museum family level member. This performance is for children age 4 and up. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information regarding family programs, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets can be purchased online at the Museum's web site, http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/>/families.
The Paper Bag Players, called "the leading U.S. theater company for kids" by People Magazine, and founded in 1958 by Judith Martin (http://www.paperbagplayers.org/judithmartin.html), are a company of adults who create and perform original theater for children ages 4 through 9. Their shows combine short plays, dances, audience participation, mime, painting and drawing on stage, and ragtime music played live at every performance. The subject matter of the shows reflects a child's everyday experiences with a dash of the fantastic thrown in. Common household objects, cardboard boxes and brown kraft paper brightened with poster paint and crayon, become their sets, props and costumes. The Paper Bag Players have received numerous awards including an OBIE (the only children's theater to be so honored) and two American Theater Wing Awards, and were the first children's theater to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Based in New York, the Paper Bag Players have performed in 37 states and toured internationally, and have been seen by over five million children.
The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education's school and family programs are supported by endowed funds established by the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. We thank the following for their generosity: the Kekst Family, Capital One, MetLife Foundation, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., Alpern Family Foundation, The Pumpkin Foundation at the request of Joseph H. and Carol F. Reich, Newman's Own Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Jewish Museum Volunteer Organization, and other donors. We gratefully acknowledge public support from: New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick, Council Member Brad Lander, Council Member Mark Weprin, and other City Council Members.
About The Jewish Museum
Widely admired for its exhibitions and collections that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is one of the world's preeminent institutions devoted to exploring the intersection of art and Jewish culture from ancient to modern times. The Museum organizes a diverse schedule of internationally acclaimed and award-winning temporary exhibitions as well as broad-based programs for families, adults, and school groups. The Jewish Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains a collection of 26,000 objects - paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media. The collection is among the three largest of its kind in the world and is distinguished by its breadth and quality. It is showcased in the vibrant, two-floor permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, examining the Jewish experience as it has evolved from antiquity to the present.